9 Signs Of A Fake Friend

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6. They are jealous of you

Green is probably the favorite color of your fake BFF as they are always so envious of you. They are jealous of your hard work, your accomplishments, your relationships, your appearance, and perhaps your very existence. They make poor attempts at giving you fake compliments in a desperate attempt to hide their jealousy. But as they are possessed by the green-eyed monster of envy, they’re resentful of everything you have or achieve. And their jealousy further feeds their need for constant drama.

Fake friends never feel happy for you. They want to compete with you and to see you fall. They want what you have even if you want the best for them. You surely don’t want to hang out with a monster, now do you?

7. They judge and criticize you

Are you tired of hearing “I told you so” or something along those lines from your BFF? That’s the thing about fake friends. Instead of being supportive, fake friends judge your decisions and mistakes and jump in to criticise you at every opportunity. No, it’s not about helping you make better decisions or learn life lessons, they do this simply to feel superior to you. They are not the type of people who listen to your problems or give you valuable advice. They are the type of people who tell you what to do as they feel they know what’s best. They pretend to be your savior, but they simply set you up for further disappointments and failures.

They may sugar-coat their words as “well-intended”, but they will make sure to put you down, break your confidence and eat your self-esteem away. Why? Because fake friends are bullies. And you know what we do with bullies.

8. They choose others over you

Unless they need you, they will never be available to hang out with you. They will always prefer to be with others. Even when you are in a group or social gathering, they would rather talk to others than you. Despite how many times they tell how great friends you are, you will always be disposable to them. As they care so much about your dignity and self-esteem, they will simply keep you around as another spare part to be used when needed.

9. They aren’t trustworthy

Trust is one of the core foundations of any friendship. But when it comes to a fake friend, you can never fully trust them. They are manipulative, shifty and pathological liars who can make up unrealistic stories for their own personal gains. Lying is like breathing and exaggerating things is like drinking water to them. Not only do they lie to you, they spread lies about you. They lie to get your sympathy and to make you their emotional puppet. All of us lie at times, but fake friends lie like their lives depend on it. 

And if you ever make the mistake of trusting them, they will let you down and disappoint you big time. Fake friends are nothing but a liability. So cut your losses.

Fake friends make us feel miserable and seriously affect our mental and emotional health. They drain our energy, time, money and feelings leaving us feeling empty and broken-hearted. This is why it is important that you learn how to spot a fake friend disguised as a BFF and protect yourself from their toxicity.

Although a genuine and true friend can be hard to find, it will be worth it as real friendships often last a lifetime and help us reach our full potential.

Do you have any fake friends in your life?

We would love to know about your thoughts and experiences regarding fake friends and how to deal with them. So feel free to share your opinions below.


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Theo Harrison

Hey there! I am just someone trying to find my way through life. I am a reader, writer, traveler, fighter, philosopher, artist and all around nice guy. I am outdoor person but heavily into technology, science, psychology, spiritualism, Buddhism, martial arts and horror films. I believe in positive action more than positive thinking.View Author posts